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Starting off to a healthy New Year

BY ZUBIN D’SOUZA Well, we have all had our share of excesses and we all make the same promises that we made each year. I think that most people always include the ‘stay healthy, eat healthy’ clause in their New Year resolutions which are promptly broken pretty early in the year.

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Sunburn and its story

By Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ   How Sunburn came about? Sunburn today has made it to the top five EDM festivals in the world. Well, it just didn’t happen overnight. Shailendra Singh made it all happen through meticulous work with a dedicated team. He recalls how few event organisers came up with the idea of starting a metal …

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The strange creatures called Chefs

By Zubin Mehta Chefs are strange creatures. They are fussy, fastidious, sensitive, egotistical and overbearing almost all the time. They are all pretty much eccentric and I guess that you have to be crazy to continue in a life that denies you days off, family time, sunrises or sunsets and pretty much anything that constitutes a life away from work. …

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Not Just Another Sweet Story

By Vir Sanghvi   Because I went to school in North India and had to eat things like paneer and rajma, I am accustomed to people making fun of Gujarati food. One Dusshera, when our school took us on a trip to Ahmedabad, a delegation of boys went to see the cook at the guesthouse we were staying at and …

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Let the light of festive joy shine through

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Looking back at my childhood years festival times seem to shine out like brilliant twinkling stars in the distant past. Buying new clothes during Durga Puja, the colourful pinwheels whirling like crazy as we ran down the streets, the brilliantly decorated pandals, and the coming together of family, even as the last days of navratri drew …

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“Suicide Will Be Accepted as Illness, Not a Crime”

By Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ An attempt to suicide will no longer be a crime In India. The Centre has given its nod to do away with section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which was informed by the Union Home Ministry on December 10. As per the current law, according to Section 309 of the IPC, …

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The origins of the Tandoor

BY ZUBIN D’SOUZA Archaeologists uncovering the ruins of the Mohenjodaro and Harappan civilizations were in for a shock. Here, right in the Indus Valley, lay a farming community that was rather advanced. In 3000 BC, the Harappans grew cardamom, pepper, turmeric and coriander. They had advanced kitchen implements and knew their spice mixes. I believe that nothing more surprised the …

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A Mediterranean medley

By kuheli bhattacharya rane A new place has opened on the Baga beach and we had heard that is was making waves. So, we trudged along the touristy beach side stretch of Baga, with salty breeze in our hair and our feet sinking in the sands, in search of the elusive Rockfish. This place has a very small non-descript board …

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TransforMagic!

BY BINA PUNJANI Ok, so we admit it. We have been caught up with a lot of things, and have not been able to do any Navhind Times Buzz Monthly Makeovers for the past few months. But here we are, kicking it off again! Kasim, senior stylist and Monty, creative stylist at Bina Punjani Hair Studio work their magic on …

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Shanti at Shamana Spa

BY SINEAD McManus For spa lovers, treatments generally aren’t so much of a luxury as a necessity. They keep you feeling rejuvenated and energised while at the same time relaxing both mind and body. If any truly successful person were to tell you the secret to their prosperity, nine out of 10 times it would include a healthy balance of …

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